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Latest News: 2019

Update on Licensing Exams - scheduling and accommodations

June 11, 2019

We apologize for the scheduling of the Barrister Examination on Eid, on June 4, 2019. This was a mistake on our part. We strive to respect the diversity of our legal community and to take into account religious and cultural holidays in the licensing process. We are currently reviewing our protocols and procedures to ensure that the scheduling of the licensing examinations does not result in such a conflict in the future.

June Convocation – notices of motion

June 05, 2019

The Secretary to Convocation has received notices of motion for June 27, 2019 Convocation.  

Ontario Judicial Council – Call for Applications

June 04, 2019

The Law Society is currently seeking applications from qualified lawyers for appointment to the Ontario Judicial Council. Submit an application by July 15, 2019.

Indigenous Advisory Group: Invitation to Participate

May 29, 2019

The Indigenous Advisory Group is currently seeking new members. The deadline for replies is June 28, 2019.  

Candidates for Treasurer

May 27, 2019

At the close of nominations on May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm, two benchers have been nominated for the office of Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario for the term commencing June 27, 2019.  

Outstanding Ontario legal professionals honoured at 2019 Law Society Awards ceremony

May 23, 2019 News Releases

Outstanding members of Ontario's legal professions were recognized for their career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Outstanding legal professionals to receive 2019 Law Society Awards on May 22

May 16, 2019 News Releases

Members of Ontario's legal professions will be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Law Society of Ontario's 2018 Annual Report now available

May 08, 2019

View our annual report and financial statements for 2018

Ontario lawyers elect new governing body for 2019-23 term

May 01, 2019 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario has a new governing board for the 2019-23 bencher term, following the election of 40 lawyer benchers and five paralegals.

Law Society expresses grave concern over deep cuts to Legal Aid Ontario

April 11, 2019 News Releases

The Law Society of Ontario is gravely concerned over the Ontario Government’s plans to cut funding to Legal Aid Ontario by over 30 per cent, as outlined today in the provincial budget.

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